The severity of chronic kidney disease and lack of sleep may lead to and worsen different health conditions, such as hypertension, as indicated on an HCP Live report.

Lack of sleep and chronic kidney disease (CKD) independently lead to hypertension, diabetes mellitus, lower quality of life, and shorter life expectancy. Severity of CKD and sleep disturbances may also worsen diabetes and hypertension synergistically.An article published in the March 2015 issue of Renal Failure presents a study pursuing the relationship between CKD-induced sleep dysfunction and these sleep disorders. The study’s primary objective was to assess the factors associated with sleep quality in CKD patients, and to estimate the point prevalence of sleeping problems among these patients.